Monthly Archives: February 2011

Mark Your Calendar

Plans are good.  They help us do the things we believe are most important.  They keep us from procrastinating. But plans can change, even when we don’t want them to. Last week we went away for three days to celebrate … Continue reading

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Come Away With Me

32 years ago today, I married my best friend. My thought at the time was I could never love her more than I did that day…I was wrong! Our love now has grown is so many ways, more intense, rewarding, … Continue reading

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Romantic Orlando – Mt. Dora

Mt. Dora is a small community located 30 miles North of Orlando.  Simply take Highway 441 North until you see the signs. Mt. Dora is the perfect place for a romantic afternoon or evening.  Here are some things to do … Continue reading

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“He Did!”

We were driving in the car recently talking about some things weighing on both of our hearts.  It was a conversation most couples have about relational difficulty and how to overcome it.  I was struggling more than Tom, so in … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

  We have never been a runners much less considered participating in a marathon; but we know it requires hours and hours of training to get your body in shape to endure the race and finish well.  We imagine after … Continue reading

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Fragrant Aroma: One Thousand Gifts…

…a Dare To Live Fully Right Where You Are! This week has been busy.  But it started with an amazingly, relaxing and romantic dinner with Tom.  How we love moments to just BE. One Thousand Gifts, by Ann Voskamp, is … Continue reading

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10 Hindrances To Cultivating A Romantic Vineyard

#5 – Wrong Motives We’ve all done it.  It’s our human nature to want to look good.  When we look good we feel good, or so we think.  That is until someone comes along (many times it’s our spouse) and … Continue reading

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The Art of Marriage

I’ll never forget it. The hall was rented.  The tables were decorated in white and gold with a miniature wedding cake marking “50 Years.”  It was 1997 and my parent’s Golden Wedding Anniversary.  My brother, sister and I worked tirelessly … Continue reading

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Slices

First of all, we must announce our winner for this month’s Here’s To Us Challenge – it’s… Sharon O. She has been busy taking care of her husband who had shoulder surgery last month.  She says:  “I am not a … Continue reading

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Love Songs In The Air

Music has a way of communicating heart-to-heart in a way no other venue does.  The words tell of our deepest emotions and when set to music the words somehow find a place of quiet rest in the heart of the … Continue reading

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Here’s To Us Challenge – Part 2

This is the second month of our Here’s To Us Challenge.  It’s a year long event where we purpose to find one special something to celebrate each month as husband and wife!  Tom and I are celebrating the end of … Continue reading

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A Fragrant Aroma – A Good Book

Books. One must be fully engaged in the story in order to actually get what the author wants you to get. When caught up in the middle of a chapter where struggle and conflict are playing out word by word, … Continue reading

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10 Hindrances To Cultivating a Romantic Vineyard

#4 – Financial Pressure   In keeping a vineyard it takes money to make money.  The owner has to continually invest in the process or risk losing everything.  As a former business owner I am well aware of the pressure … Continue reading

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From Crutch to Pen

Hallmark has become the icon of sharing from the heart words you want to say, but aren’t sure how.  For many it has become the only way we tell our spouses what we’re thinking. What started as a help could end … Continue reading

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How Would You Answer?

I am away for a few days this week on a writer’s retreat, so I can work on editing my book which has been in process for way too long.  Being the week leading up to Valentines Day, it seemed … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

  It’s interesting how at Christmas and Easter churches are often full of people who normally don’t give much thought about Jesus and what His life, death and resurrection have meant to us.  But for Christians, we know Christmas and … Continue reading

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Bonus: For The Wives…

…Who are also called “Mommy!” Today I offer you an excellent article by Barbara Rainey to consider as you romance your husband.  She shares a point which has always been strong on my heart as I purpose to love my … Continue reading

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Fragrant Aroma – NOT

There is absolutely nothing fragrant about a garage sale.  Well…there is, but certainly not good.  🙂 As you are reading today’s post, I am having a garage sale with my two daughters – complete with a lemonade stand operated by … Continue reading

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10 Hindrances to Cultivating A Romantic Vineyard

#3 – Sickness Romance is hardly on the heart and mind of one experiencing the various effects of the flu.  And as you can see – our area has been hard hit this year! People react differently when facing sickness;  … Continue reading

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Romantic Orlando – Alfresco Dining

Date Night! It was wonderful to have a spontaneous date night together tonight!  Sickness produces a gratefulness for health in a way that nothing else can. Tonight we visited one our favorite outdoor eating establishments – Brio Tuscan Grille located … Continue reading

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